Integrated Pharmacy Models in Primary Care

Integrating pharmacists into primary care can prevent avoidable spending by increasing patient adherence, optimizing prescription regimens, and preventing medication related-complications.

Drug-related morbidity and mortality cost nearly $200 billion annually in the U.S.

See how five organizations have integrated pharmacists into their primary care teams to improve patient outcomes and reduce avoidable spending—and explore six critical components of an integrated pharmacy program.

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Meet the profiled organizations

University of Michigan Health System
990-bed academic medical center and health system based in Ann Arbor, Mich., with an integrated pharmacist model deployed at 15 primary care clinics and four specialty clinics.

University of Southern California-AltaMed Health System CMMI Pilot
Integrated pharmacy partnership between the USC School of Pharmacy and AltaMed Health System, a network of 43 community clinics located in Los Angeles and Orange counties, California.

Hennepin County Medical Center
894-bed medical center based in Minneapolis, Minn., offering specialty and primary care MTM1 services at 16 ambulatory care sites.

University of North Carolina-Mountain Area Health Education Center
Family medicine residency training program with seven family health centers serving 16 counties in western North Carolina.

University of Connecticut CMS Demonstration Pilot
CMS demonstration project to embed pharmacists across five primary care sites in Connecticut between July 2009 and May 2010.

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